A busy week at work, Dan and Gemma moving back to Manchester, the most awful rain every day, and Dan's 21st birthday present a new bike bought last Thursday and stolen from outside his Uni on Monday meant it wasn't the best of weeks. However, I have had some nice crafty moments with another completed jumper. You've seen this before. This is a jumper from Knit Red, a book of patterns to support women's heart health - one of Debbie Bliss' patterns. It hasn't turned out quite as expected but it's OK. The pattern has an added bow, but I decided to try a different decoration. This is my first attempt at intarsia and it went quite well (except lots of ends to sew in).
This jumper is knitted in 2 pieces a front and back and you join the shoulder seams by a 3 needle cast off. Here it is being blocked. Only 2 seams to stitch up. (Sorry about how dark the photos are - absolutely no light at the moment).
And finally finished.
Hoping to make some wide leg vintage trousers which I think will go well with it. I have so many ideas about things I want to make that I think I'm sorted for the next 12 months, so thought I might share a few plans with you.
I'm also planning another 2 small quilts for on the settee. I've been collecting some lilac fabrics for one
And I've also managed to get a pack of Tlda Flower Garden remnants to go with my Modo Papillon fabrics for a duck egg blue one.
Very disappointed with the light in all the photos above - so I thought I'd finish with just a spot of sunshine on the ripening blackberries. Till next week and just a bit of notice that I'm planning a giveaway on my 50th blog. Thanks for your lovely comments.